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Knitting tension: 17 sts x 22 rows stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm
Pattern: See diagram M.1. Diagrams are seen from RS. NOTE: Each size has own diagram.
Short rows: Work short rows to ensure circular shape of piece, as follows:
1st / 2nd row: Knit 102-112-124-140 sts, turn piece and knit back.
3rd / 4th row: Knit back and forth over 18-16-20-20 first sts on row (these sts = outermost on circle) – read knitting tip 1 below.
Repeat 1st to 4th rows, but reduce stitch number by 2 sts on every 1st/2nd row before turning piece – repeat this 10-10-12-12 times in total, then reduce sts number knitted by 4 sts before piece is turned – repeat this 6-9-8-12 times in total and
from this point reduce sts number by 8 sts before piece is turned – repeat 5-5-6-6 times in total.
Remaining are 18-16-20-20 outermost sts of circle.
Start again from beginning over all sts.
– read Knitting tip 2 below.
Knitting tip 1: When turning piece slip the first st as if to knit and tighten yarn before continuing knitting. This is done to avoid holes when turning. This does not applies to innermost 20-20-24-24 sts of circle – when piece is turned knit all sts as normal.
Knitting tip 2: On row where all sts are knit, P 20-20-24-24 innermost sts in circle (seen from RS). Then continue as before with chart M.1.
Measuring tip: All measurements on circle are done with piece lying flat. Do not measure across! Measurements follow curve to 63rd - 69th -73rd - 81st sts.
Knit piece back and forth on needle to make room for all sts. Cast on 102-112-124-140 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm with Air. Insert 1 marking thread or stitch marker after 63-69-73-81 sts, make all measurements from this point. Knit chart M.1 (see diagram for your size) from right to left (i.e. from outside towards inside on circle) 1st row = RS. At the same time as chart M.1 knit Short rows – see explanation above – to make circular shape. When piece measures 37-40-49-57 cm from marking thread or stitch marker – read measuring tip – knit armholes.
Armhole: Slip outermost 63-69-73-81 sts onto an extra needle size 4.5 mm (circular needle to make room for all sts). Continuing, cast off next 2 sts (= armhole). Insert 1 marking thread or stitch marker between 2 cast off sts. Leave remaining sts on needle. Continuing, knit 2 parts (sts before and after armhole) separately, but knit them at the same time on separate needles with separate balls of yarn. This is done so the short rows are correct on both sides of armhole. Continue with pattern and short rows as earlier.
When armhole measures 18-21-23-25 cm cast on 2 new sts over armhole(i.e. between the 2 parts). Continuing, slip all sts onto one needle again = 102-112-124-140 sts. Insert 1 marking thread or stitch marker after 63-69-73-81 sts. Continuing, measure piece from this point.
Now knit chart M.1 and short rows on all sts. Continue like this until piece measures approx 15-17-19-21 cm, this should be a ½ circle. Continue until piece measures approx 30-34-38-42 cm from marking thread – read measuring tip. Now make armholes in same way. When all sts are back on one needle again insert 1 marking thread or stitch marker after 63-69-73-81 sts. Continue measuring from here. Continue with M.1 and short rows until piece measures approx 37-40-49-57 cm from marking thread or stitch markers (adjust to 1 whole pattern repeat with short rows). Cast off loosely.
Knit piece back and forth on circular needles. Cast on 56-59-65-68 sts (incl 1 front edge sts on each side) on needles size 4.5 mm with Air. P1 row from WS. Continue with Rib K2/P1 and 1 edge sts on each side. When Rib measures 13-13-14-14 cm K 1 row from WS at the same time dec 10-11-13-14 sts evenly = 46-48-52-54 sts. Continue in stocking sts with WS out until complete measurement. When piece measures 16 cm inc 1 sts on each side on every 9 -4.5 -3.5 -3 cm 5-9-11-13 times in total = 56-66-74-80 sts. When piece measures 56 cm cast off top shape sleeve top on each side on every other row: 4 sts 1-2-2-2 times. Continuing, cast off 2 sts on each side until piece measures approx 61-62-62-63 cm. Then cast off 4 sts 1 time on each side. Piece measures approx 62-63-63-64 cm. Cast off remaining sts.
Sew circle tog in outermost edge of cast on sts and cast off edge. Sew in sleeves so seams under sleeve meet at middle of marking thread or stitch marker placed at bottom of armhole and middle of sleeve top meet marking thread or stitch marker placed on top of armhole. Sew sleeve seams.
= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= outermost on circle
= innermost of circle
= marking thread is placed here